Apply for Royal Aero Club Trust bursaries before April
Mar20

Apply for Royal Aero Club Trust bursaries before April

The application window for this year’s series of Royal Aero Club Trust (RACT) bursaries is closing at the end of March and so those interested in applying are advised to act quickly. The March deadline runs inline with The Air League’s powered and gliding scholarships who also require applications to be submitted before April.  Each year RACT awards bursaries to 14–21-year-olds (or up to 24-year-olds for advanced bursaries)...

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The Air League extends scholarship application cutoff date
Mar19

The Air League extends scholarship application cutoff date

The Air League has extended the application window for its powered and gliding scholarships to the end of March to coincide with its new electric aircraft scholarship initiative.  The closing date for applications to the Air League’s Scholarship programme, including flying, electric flying and gliding experiences, has been moved forward by one week. The application period now closes at 23:59 on Sunday 31 March 2024. The Air League...

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Crazy mountain wave: flying a glider at redline and still going up!
Mar18

Crazy mountain wave: flying a glider at redline and still going up!

What do you do when you are flying a glider at redline, and a strong wave is pushing you into class A airspace?  Join Ben Hirashima me on a winter wave flight to find out and discover what flying sailplanes is really like. This is the story of a full glider flight, from take-off to landing, shown in time-lapse. It includes voice-over commentary, 3D visualizations, instrument overlays, statistical overlays, 360 video, and post-flight...

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BGA launches National Women’s Go Gliding Weekend
Mar05

BGA launches National Women’s Go Gliding Weekend

The British Gliding Association (BGA) has announced that it is running a National Women’s Go Gliding Weekend on 27-28 April 2024. The weekend event is designed to introduce more women (and their companions) into the sport of gliding by providing a friendly and informative welcome at participating gliding clubs, including opportunities for attendees to get airborne. The following gliding clubs are participating:• Banbury Gliding Club•...

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Best of gliding 2023
Jan30

Best of gliding 2023

Glider pilot and influencer Flyingmutz highlights his 2023 gliding season by creating a montage of his best flying sequences. During the year the pilot became the Swiss Junior Champion, and completed successful flights in both the Alps and Southern Germany....

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